What is common to the following books;
Continent of the cerci
Autobiograhy of unknown Indian
A passage to England
Thy Hand, Great Anarch ! (1987)
Hinduism: A Religion to Live by
The East is East and West is West
Being and Nothingness
L'étre et le néant (1943)
• Existentialism is a
He was awarded the 1964
Nobel Prize in Literature but
refused it, saying that he
always declined official
honors and that "a writer
should not allow himself to
be turned into an institution"
Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre
was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist,
screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary
Jean-Paul Sartre (middle) and Simone de Beauvoir (left)
meeting with Che Guevara (right) in Cuba, 1960
Multiple Nobel laureates and Marie Curie.
A quiz by Apratim Mukhopadhyay
• Nicknames include "frozen smoke", "solid
smoke", "solid air" or "blue smoke" owing
to its translucent nature and the
way light scatters in the material.
• Lightest material ever.
• What is it?
Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which
the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with agas. The result is a solid
with extremely low density and low thermal conductivity. Nicknames include
"frozen smoke", "solid smoke", "solid air" or "blue smoke" owing to
its translucent nature and the way light scatters in the material; however, it feels
likeexpanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) to the touch.
Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet
with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in "jellies" with gas
without causing shrinkage.
X is best known for the Bhoo-dan movement
He is considered as a National Teacher of India and
the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi.
In 1958, V was the first recipient of the
international Ramon Magsaysay Award, which is
often considered Asia's Nobel Prize for Community
He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously
Albert Korda took a photograph of a
certain person in 1960. Later Jim
Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist created a
portrait based on this photograph in
This portrait became very iconic in the
This image was also voted as “the image
of the 20th century” in an online poll.
Who was the person who featured in
Josephine MacLeod (Jaya), Mrs. Sara Bull
(Dhiramata), Swami Vivekananda and Margaret Noble (Sister
Swami Vivekananda wrote of Calve:
'She was born poor but by her innate talents, prodigious labour and diligence, and after wrestling against much
hardship, she is now enormously rich and commands respect from kings and emperors....The rare combination
of beauty, youth, talents, and "divine" voice has assigned Calve the highest place among the singers of the
West. There is, indeed, no better teacher than misery and poverty. That constant fight against the dire poverty,
misery, and hardship of the days of her girlhood, which has led to her present triumph over them, has brought
into her life a unique sympathy and a depth of thought with a wide outlook.'
"[He] truly walked with God, a noble being, a saint, a
philosopher and a true friend. His influence upon my spiritual
life was profound [...] my soul will bear him eternal
gratitude". ---- EMMA
Emma Calve came to be considered the greatest Carmen of her day and sang it at all the
opera houses. She then toured the principal cities of Europe, meeting with acclaim
wherever she went.
A woman, who made her fame inculcating to audiences the opposite of Vivekananda's
message of chastity, she nevertheless struck up a friendship with the monk and if
Vivekananda encouraged her to be less promiscuous in her appearances on stage, as far
as is known, she never recorded it.
Vishal Ladwa is a 23 year old Indian origin player
at Manchester University.
Though the sport is not very popular in England, he managed
to form a team at whatever
institute he went to. Thus
Making the sport quite
popular in English Universities
. Due to his passionate
approach to the sport he
is called ‘David Beckham
of X’. to cap it all he has now
been named as English
X team Captain.
Old Father Time - Lord's Cricket Ground, St
John's Wood Road, London, UK
Lord's Cricket Ground is the home of cricket in England as
well as being the home to Middlesex Cricket Club. The
weather vane is located on the Mound Stand on the
south eastern side of the ground and has been resident
at the ground since 1926. The weather vane shows Old
Father Time with his scythe over his shoulder, a walking
stick and his familiar straggly beard. He is in the act of
removing a bail from a set of cricket stumps. A cricket
ball sits on the "wicket" towards the pointer. There is
some ornate scrolled iron work beneath Old Father Time
where the compass points are located. The weather vane
is painted black apart from the scythe, the cricket ball,
the direction pointer and the compass directions.
TECHNIQUES ASSOCIATED WITH
WHICH SPORT ?
White water Rafting
Rafting or white water rafting is the
challenging recreational outdoor activity of
using an inflatable raft to navigate a river o
other bodies of water. This is often done
on white water or different degrees of
rough water, in order to thrill and excite the
raft passengers., evolving from individuals
paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with doublebladed paddles to multi-person rafts
propelled by single-bladed paddles and
steered by a tour guide at the stern.
The Fermi paradox (Fermi's paradox or
Fermi-paradox) is the apparent
contradiction between high estimates of
the probability of the existence of
extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack
of evidence for, or contact with, such